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Extra period when using "short form" of reference in footnote

Hello,

Using Chicago A style, I am trying to cite two articles within a single footnote. One of the articles has been cited previously in the document, and therefore it should be displayed in its short form. However, when I add a second citation following the shortened reference, there is an extra period between the two items.

For example:

Byrne and Rathwell, "Medical Savings Accounts and the Canada Health Act: Complimentary or Contradictory."; Frank Cervone, "The Open Source Option," Library Journal 128, no. 12 (2003).

I want the footnote to look exactly like this, except for the period after the word "Contradictory"

This period does NOT appear when multiple references appear within a single footnote in the full form.

Is there any way I can edit the output style to get rid of this extra period following the short form of the reference?

I am using X2 with Word 2007 on Windows XP.

Grateful for any advice!

 

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Re: Extra period when using "short form" of reference in footnote

I still haven't found a solution (or case) for this problem. Any help?

 

Thanks.

Maven
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Re: Extra period when using "short form" of reference in footnote

[ Edited ]

I can reproduce this problem in EndNote X3.

 

Of course, there is no problem if you cite a particular page, using the Edit Citations function. The problem occurs if you are just citing the work as a whole.

 

I don't remember this problem in earlier versions of EndNote. But in earlier versions, there would have been a problem if you cited a specific page, because EndNote would have inserted a colon after the short title in the repeat citation.

 

I may be wrong, but I think that the developers, in trying to solve the problem of the colon in the repeat citations of journal articles, have introduced a new problem with repeat citations that do not cite a specific page.

 

 

Message Edited by johneast on 08-16-2009 08:21 PM
John East
University of Queensland Library
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Re: Extra period when using "short form" of reference in footnote

Ok, thanks. At least it's good to have confirmation that this can't be fixed by output style tweaks.

 

I am using EndNote X2, so evidently this quirk goes back at least one version.

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Re: Extra period when using "short form" of reference in footnote

I noticed the same problem with older version and stil with X3

 

 

Jonathan Bersot
PhD Candidate